Dancing with Maria

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    Dancing with Maria

    Directed by

    Argentina, Italy, Slovenia

    2014

    75 min

    • Spanish
    • Italian

    Drama

    Maria Fux is an elderly Argentinian dancer. In her studio in the centre of Buenos Aires, she welcomes dancers from all walks of life, including women and men with physical and mental impairments, and arranges integrated dance groups. After having experimented and taught her method throughout her entire life – based on the perception of inner rhythms and the symbiosis with music – Maria Fux is now dealing with one last student, possibly the most difficult one: herself. We all have limits that we can acknowledge and finally overcome. At the age of 90, Maria fights her ultimate battle against the limits of her own body.

    Festivals

    Credits

    Cast
    Maria Fux
    Martina Serban
    Maria José Vexenat
    Marcos Ruiz
    Macarena Battista
    Diana Martinez
    Cinematography
    Ivan Gergolet
    David Rubio
    Editing
    Natalie Cristiani
    Music
    Luca Ciut
    Sales
    SLINGSHOT FILMS
    Production
    TRANSMEDIA
    Ivan  Gergolet

    Ivan Gergolet

    Italy

    Filming the body is not so much about photography or aesthetics, but above all ethics. That’s the basis for an encounter with the viewer.

    Ivan Gergolet was born in Monfalcone in 1977. He graduated in Performing Arts from the University of Bologna and started working in the film industry in 1995. He directed documentary shorts (AKROPOLIS, 2005; MAKING ARCHEO FILMS, 2011), short fiction films (QUANDO IL FUOCO SI SPEGNE, 2005; POLVERE, 2009; LA COLLEZIONE DI MEDEA, 2009; OUVERTURE, 2010), institutional and corporate videos. His works focus particularly on the relation between memory and repression. He has been working as assistant director, production assistant and production manager for several national and international projects. DANCING WITH MARIA is his first full-length.